Our 28 standards form the backbone of our wild land management. They fall into six categories – management planning; soil, carbon, water; biodiversity & woodland, deer & livestock; facilities, heritage & sustainability; and communities & awareness – and can be browsed from the top left menu.
You can also download our Wild Land Management Standards Handbook in PDF format, which details all the standards on this website and includes a useful actions checklist for wild land managers. You can also download the checklist separately as well as a management plan template.
The standards form a framework for working towards our vision for wild land. We would like to see the majority of the UK’s wild land supporting natural habitats and species.
We envision a diverse landscape of native woodland, sustainable numbers of grazing animals, rich flora and abundant wildlife.
We see the wide open spaces, stunning views, fresh air and clean water that are so important to people’s well-being, being valued and protected.
This is our vision of wild land management.